The 30th match of the 2019-20 Mzansi Super League will be played between Jozi Stars and Durban Heat at New Kingsmead, Durban.
The match starts at 09:00 PM IST (3:30 PM GMT / 5:30 PM LOCAL). This match can be viewed on Sony Liv and Fan Code in India.
Jozi Stars’ poor run in MSL 2019 continues and have not won a single match in their last nine outings with two getting abandoned due to rain. They would like to end their campaign with a win against Durban Heat. In batting, they have Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen, who be responsible for piling up some big runs against the opponent.
On the other hand, it is a must-win game for Durban Heat as they want to qualify for the semi-finals. They are currently ranked 4th in the league table with 20 points. However, if they win against Jozi Stars then they will move into the latter segment of the tournament.
With the likes of Alex Hales, Wesley Marshall and David Miller, their batting looks strong and in bowling, they have
Malusi Siboto, who has done a commendable job with the ball. It will be the last league match of MSL 2019 and the fans can expect an enthralling encounter.
There are chances of rain but in patches and it is expected that it might not affect the length of the crucial match. However, the temperature is expected to deviate between 19 and 22 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track of New Kingsmead is expected to go in favour of the batsmen but the fast bowlers are also expected to get some help due to fast wind that usually blows in Durban and they will eventually get a swing. The team winning the toss is expected to field first because the teams usually like to chase at this venue.
Average first innings total: 173 (Completed T20 matches in MSL 2019)
Record of chasing team: Won – 1, Lost – 1, NR- 2
Injury and Availability:
(Will be updated when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Wesley Marshall, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe, Dane Vilas (C & WK), David Miller, Ravi Bopara, Andile Phehlukwayo, Malusi Siboto, Keshav Maharaj, Kyle Abbott, Daryn Dupavillion
Bench: Prenelan Subrayen, Khaya Zondo, Shaun von Berg, Marco Jansen, Sarel Erwee
Ryan Rickelton, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (C), Rassie van der Dussen, Shoaib Malik, Daniel Christian, Sinethemba Qeshile (WK), Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Lizaad Williams.
Bench – Simon Harmer, Dane Paterson, Nono Pongolo, Eathan Bosch, Gerald Coetzee, Jacques Snyman, Delano Potgieter.
Alex Hales is in red hot form in MSL 2019. He has scored 160 runs in his six outings in MSL 2019 and also played a brilliant knock of 97* runs against Paarl Rocks. He will be an important pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. David Miller will be another important player to watch out in the upcoming match, who is the leading scorer for Durban Heat. He has mustered 184 runs in six games as far as the tournament is concerned.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Reeza Hendricks, Alex Hales, Daniel Christian
Vice-Captain Options: Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, David Miller
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ryan Rickelton
Batsmen – Reeza Hendricks (C), Temba Bavuma, Alex Hales (VC), Wihan Lubbe, David Miller
All-Rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Malusi Siboto, Duanne Olivier
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ryan Rickelton, Dane Vilas
Batsmen – Reeza Hendricks (C), Temba Bavuma, Alex Hales, Wihan Lubbe
All-Rounders – Ravi Bopara, Daniel Christian (VC)
Bowlers – Aaron Phangiso, Duanne Olivier, Malusi Siboto
Ryan Rickelton is a brilliant opener but has struggled a lot with the form. In five games he has scored only 49 runs for his side that doesn’t justify his calibre. He can be a risky player to pick but will be worth for any Grand League Side.
Durban Heat is expected to win the crucial match against Jozi Stars.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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